Recruit for your finance team

Accountancy Recruitment Manchester, Lancashire, Merseyside and Cheshire. AFR are one of the leading agencies.

If you are viewing the agencies for your accountancy recruitment needs across Manchester, Lancashire, Merseyside and Cheshire then please read why we think you should choose us.

  • Specialist agency in accountancy recruitment  (company profile)
  • Experienced consultants with the knowledge and expertise to advise you (meet the team)
  • Competitive rates and a flexible approach to doing business

All of the above is pretty standard so here’s what we do different:

AFR take time to get to know our clients and get a real understanding of our clients businesses.  We want to become an extension to your organisation, knowing the type of personalities that fit into your team and an understanding of why you are looking for certain people, why particular types of candidates will work out and why certain ones won’t.  AFR are not an agency that wants to fill one recruitment need and move to the next, we want to help you develop your team.  If there are any problems early on we stay in contact with our placements to ensure both client and candidate are happy.

All our consultants are trained in Competency Based Interviewing. Using this type of interview technique means we can see if the candidates skills are relevant to the position you are recruiting. It also shows us key transferable competencies that are essential in any job role and may not be immediately visible on the CV.  Training and development areas that would be needed with the candidates can also be identified.

Whilst we are confident our consultants will source you the best candidates, we also feel it is important that our clients select the correct candidates for their business.  To help with this, we hire specialist external consultants and provide free seminars on recruitment and interviewing techniques ensuring our clients feel confident when recruiting.

We also use our extensive network to do our homework on our shortlists, that is why we have an unrivalled success rate. Here’s what our accountants say about us:

“99% of their placements are still in place and working out beyond their initial probation period. In an industry that deals with people and not numbers, it clearly demonstrates an impressive track record of getting it right” Jackson Stephen LLP

We want to ensure our clients are abreast of all HR issues this is why we co-founded the HR Exchange.

Senior finance managers need to be aware of the latest technical issues and economic changes, that’s why we  set up the North West FD Network to help FD’s in their professional development and ensure our clients are equipped with information to help their businesses perform.

To ensure our clients are recognised and are able to attract the best talent we actively sponsor and encourage clients and contacts be nominated for local awards:

By re-investing in our sector and adding value to our services we want to demonstrate that our clients long term success is a priority for us.

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K Sereice
K Sereice
15:00 15 Oct 20
I would rate this company well for supporting me. I was needing professional advice to know if I was going in the right direction, for a future job role. Sarah helped me with alot of advice. Thank you
Adele Gaskell
Adele Gaskell
19:11 03 Sep 20
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Jack Croft
Jack Croft
15:56 06 Aug 20
After completing university during the current global pandemic I thought it would be near impossible for me to get employment, However after finding a very interesting job online and with Tammy guiding me though the interview process I was able to feel more confident in myself and abilities.Again thank you Tammy! 😁
James Thomason
James Thomason
15:36 06 Aug 20
Tammy from AFR was brilliant friendly polite and proffesional. Tammy kept me updated and informed with the progress and feedback for my appication and interviews and I secured the position with the salary I was looking for.Thanks
Magda W
Magda W
18:47 15 Mar 20
I would like to use an opportunity to thank for the support that both Tammy and Sarah gave to me throughout the whole interviewing process. They both made me feel confident in myself to go to the interview as tbh if it wasn’t for them I would have struggled a lot more during the whole process ( never been to one before). Tammy Smith was absolutely amazing !!!!!She made me feel comfortable, provided me with all information I needed to succeed!She is also very warm, super friendly and... approachable, very reliable and informative. Honestly, I cannot thank them enough as they are just perfect career match makers!!!!!AFR Consulting/ Tammy Smith - you are a life changer!!!!Thank you very much!!!!read more
Jo English
Jo English
18:33 12 Mar 20
I had an email to let me know about a job opportunity and after a chat and a video interview that seemed to go really well, I was offered an interview.I cant praise them highly enough as they gave me the self confidence and information I needed and got the job.Three months later, yes it was the right job for me thank you everyone for your hard work.
Karina K
Karina K
23:01 07 Nov 19
Really impressed with AFR Consulting and their speedy effort to find me suitable employment. Tammy and Sarah really had my best interests at heart and the whole experience was much more of personal service than a business transaction as found at other recruitment agencies. I would certainly be using them in the future after trusting them to find me the perfect job.
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